Social responsibility and ethical business practices will be just a few of the topics a Motorola executive will discuss during her Friday, April 3 lecture at WIU.
Brenda Sumberg, director of Education Systems Alliances for Motorola, will present "Motorola University: An Agent of Change" at 2:30 p.m. in Stipes Hall 121. The presentation is open free to the public. Sponsored by Western's Students for Responsible Business (SRB), Sumberg will discuss the creation of Motorola University, the corporation's programs in developing nations, and some of the ethical dilemmas the company has faced while working in international territories.
In 1996 Motorola Corporation, headquartered in Schaumburg, was one of four U.S. companies to receive a Business Enterprise Trust award for its courage, vision and integrity in applying socially responsible principles to corporate practices. In 1995 Motorola invested $200 million to educate its workforce, following its credo that "our number one asset is people." Motorola University began in 1981 to provide continuing education opportunities for its employees. Today, from CEO to security guards, all employees are entitled to 40 hours of education and training per calendar year.
For more information, contact the program for the study of ethics at 298-2808.
Called the "most dangerous woman in Oregon" by her adversaries, the national field director of the Human Rights Campaign will deliver the keynote address as part of WIU's Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Awareness Week.
Donna Red Wing's keynote speech will focus on the status of gays, lesbians and bisexuals as they move into the 21st century. The event will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10 in the Union Heritage Room.
"We are honored to have Donna Red Wing speak at WIU about the history and future of equal rights for gays, lesbians and bisexuals," said Jason White, chair of Western's Bisexuals, Gays, Lesbians and Friends Association. "I'm sure she will instill a sense of hope that will encourage us to work towards equality for all. For some, this may include political involvement and for others, it may simply be proving that being gay doesn't make anyone less human."
Red Wing joined the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in 1996 to spearhead a program to build the movement from the organizers who coordinate a network of more than 150 HRC activists. Before joining the HRC, Red Wing was a senior consultant to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
Based in Portland, OR, she created a grassroots network of the alliance to monitor and respond to media representations of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and the transgendered community. From 1989 to 1993, she was the executive director of the Lesbian Community Project in Portland. In 1992, The Advocate named Red Wing its Woman of the Year.
Red Wing's keynote address is open free to the public. For more information, contact the Bisexuals, Gays, Lesbians and Friends Association at 298-3203.
The Council of Administrative Personnel (COAP), in conjunction with President Donald S. Spencer, will recognize the outstanding accomplishments made by a member of COAP through the Council of Administrative Personnel Employee of the Year Award.
The award recognizes significant contributions that go above and beyond the call of duty in serving WIU. Any WIU employee may nominate a COAP member. Self- nominations are encouraged. Nomination forms can be obtained by calling Beth Seaton, 298-1191, or by e-mail. Applications are also being sent to all COAP members.
Deadline to submit nominations to Beth Seaton, Sherman Hall 320, is Thursday,
President Donald S. Spencer recently approved a two year Christmas through New Years operating schedule for the University. The two year proposal was suggested by Vice President for Administrative Services Jackie Thompson and Director of Human Resources Jeri Scott to facilitate office operations and holiday planning for employees.
The two approved holidays for Christmas, the two approved holidays for New Years, and the days the University identifies as administrative closure are listed in the following approved holidays and administrative closure schedule for Fiscal Years 1999 and 2000.
Fiscal Year 1999
Thursday, December 24, 1998 Holiday
Friday, December 25, 1998 Holiday
Monday, December 28, 1998 Administrative Closure
Tuesday, December 29, 1998 Administrative Closure
Wednesday, December 30, 1998 Administrative Closure
Thursday, December 31, 1998 Holiday
Friday, January 1, 1999 Holiday
Monday, January 4, 1999 Work Resumes
Fiscal Year 2000
Friday, December 24, 1999 Holiday
Monday, December 27, 1999 Holiday
Tuesday, December 28, 1999 Administrative Closure
Wednesday, December 29, 1999 Administrative Closure
Thursday, December 30, 1999 Holiday
Friday, December 31, 1999 Holiday
Monday, January 3, 2000 Work Resumes
In the recent Faculty Senate election, the following faculty were elected as senators for the 1998-99 academic year. Their terms will extend until Fall 2001.
Loran Erdmann, COEHS
Robert Fischer, At-Large
David Haugen, CAS
Karen Mann, At-large
Ken Mietus, At-large
Vaman Rao, CBT
Morris Vos, CAS
The senate officers for 1998-99 are:
Vaman Rao, chairperson
Ken Hawkinson, vice chair
Cheryl Cohen, secretary
Western Illinois University's Student Residential Programs (SRP) will be known as University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS), effective July 1.
"The name change more accurately reflects the myriad of services this department offers the campus community," said Acting Vice President for Student Services Garry Johnson. "Services and tradition will not change. Renaming the department to University Housing and Dining Services will make it easier for non-university people and prospective students and parents to understand how to get information about residence halls, apartments and food services. Student Residential Programs is highly respected locally and nationally, and we feel the name change will be more in line with similar departments nationwide.
"As students and parents explore Western, we want them to be able to get housing information that will help them decide about University choice quickly and without having to try to figure out that Student Residential Programs and housing are one and the same," Johnson added.
The UHDS division is responsible for room assignments in 10 residence halls, hall maintenance, resident assistant training, ID cards, University food service and graduate and family housing. Marriott Education Services continues to provide the campus food service program.
The University Housing and Dining Services phone number is 309/298-2461.
Hugo Magliocco, Western Illinois University professor of trombone and euphonium, will present a faculty recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29 in the Browne Hall Hainline Theatre.
He will be joined by Linda Magsig, piano, and the WIU Faculty Brass Quintet for a recital of music from Baroque to modern. Featured will be the "Love Song" for trombone and prepared tape by the award-winning Australian composer, Carl Vine. Vine is currently one of six finalists in a major competition in Great Britain, sponsored by the BBC. Also featured will be a work by Randall Faust, the newest member of the Faculty Brass Quintet. Faust's "Gallery Music for Brass Quintet" was composed for the Washington Brass Quintet for a performance at the National Gallery of Art as part of the Gallery's Bicentennial Festival of American Music in 1976.
Magliocco began his career at Western Illinois University in 1963. He began his studies of trombone with imminent trombonists in Pennsylvania and continued with graduate and advanced studies at the University of Tennessee, Southern Illinois University, Columbia University and the University of Oklahoma. He has also studied with Edward Kleinhammer, formerly of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Roy Stevens in New York.
The teleconference, "Solutions for Reducing High Risk Alcohol Use in the College Community," will be held from 1-3 p.m. Monday, March 30.
Broadcast from the University of Vermont, the local viewing site will be Horrabin Hall 1 on the Western Illinois University campus. WIU's Beu Health Center and the School of Extended and Continuing Education are co-sponsoring the teleconference.
According to Sue Corey, Beu Health Center health education coordinator, the teleconference will bring together a panel of experts to discuss and share solutions to high-risk alcohol use on college campuses.
The two-hour program will feature panelists who will provide insight into high-risk drinking behavior; identify the characteristics of useful and effective programs; and explain how to develop practices and policies that successfully modify student drinking behavior, Corey added.
For more information, contact Corey at 309/298-2084
The second annual meeting of the Illinois Philological Association (IPA) will be held Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4 in Western Illinois University's University Union.
The annual event is a celebration of language and literature that will broaden attendees' understanding of and appreciation for English, writing, poetry, foreign languages and linguistics.
Lawrence Lipking, the Chester D. Tripp Professor of Humanities in the department of English at Northwestern University, will give the keynote address titled "The Birth of the Author." Lipking has authored numerous articles and books, including "The Life of a Poet: Beginning and Ending of Poetic Careers," and served as an editor for "The Norton Anthology of English Literature."
The annual meeting is open to anyone, especially high school teachers and University faculty and students.
Several WIU faculty will present at the meeting, including Ronald Walker, who also serves as vice president of the IPA; Joan Livingston-Webber; June Frazer and Marjorie C.B. Allison.
Registration fees are $45 for public, $35 for IPA members, $25 for full-time students and $20 for student members. Registrations must be received by Monday, March 30. Call Western Illinois University's Non-Credit Programs at 309/298-1911 for a registration form.
What's the trend in children's books? How about a new "read-aloud" book for kindergartners? Looking for a book on diversity for a third grade class? What types of literature grab the attention of teen readers?
Teachers, librarians and parents can answer these questions and find all the latest children's and young adult literature at the Western Illinois University Children's Literature Examination Center's (CLEC) open house Friday, April 24. The open house, which will be held from noon to 6 p.m. in Horrabin Hall 86 on the WIU campus, marks CLEC's 10th anniversary.
The center includes the latest in children's and young adult fiction and informational books from more than 45 publishers, according to Nancy Chu, center director and elementary education and reading professor.
"The center is designed to provide ready access to the most current materials. Our collection is noncirculating and is open to anyone who wishes to look at new books," Chu said.
CLEC is located in Horrabin Hall 38 and is administered by the department of elementary education and reading and the WIU College of Education and Human Services. The open house program was initiated in 1991 to celebrate National Library Week. In 1997, CLEC moved to its new expanded location in Horrabin Hall which gives visitors access to a larger review of titles.
"We will have more than 1,000 books on display at the open house. We invite anyone who is interested in what kids are reading and what's new in literature to come in and browse at their leisure," Chu said.
For more information, contact Chu at 309/298-1770.
West central Illinois sports and fitness enthusiasts who are at least 50 years old may participate in the 18th annual Western Illinois Regional Senior Olympics to be held Friday and Saturday, April 24-25 at Western Illinois University.
The Senior Olympics program is structured to encourage individuals of all ages to examine and develop their personal exercise program, to provide an opportunity for older individuals to participate against their peers in regulated events and to focus attention on the importance of regular physical exercise in lifelong health, according to George Hermann, WIU physical education professor emeritus and co-coordinator of the regional event.
Competition in at least 20 events is held in eight age divisions for men and women. Age divisions are set in five-year groups: 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84 and 85 to the oldest participant.
Participation in the Western Illinois Regional Senior Olympics is limited to individuals residing in the following 20 west central Illinois counties: Adams, Brown, Cass, Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Knox, Mason, McDonough, Menard, Mercer, Morgan, Peoria, Pike, Rock Island, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott and Warren.
Information packets and entry forms are available by calling the WIU physical education department, 309-298-1981 or 298-1420, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Entries are due Friday, April 17.
The School of Extended and Continuing Education at Western Illinois University will sponsor the 23rd Annual History Conference with the theme "History: Bringing the Past Alive" Saturday, April 25 in Stipes Hall.
Anyone who enjoys history and current events, including history and social studies teachers at all levels, is encouraged to attend.
Guest speaker Kathleen Neils Conzen, history professor at the University of Chicago, will present a luncheon address, "Beyond the Pluralist Synthesis: Studying Ethnicity in American History." Conzen is an internationally known expert on urban, ethnic and social history, and has served as a visiting scholar at the Flinders University of South Australia and the John F. Kennedy Institute for American Studies, Free University of Berlin.
Several WIU faculty members will present at the conference. They include: Felix Armfield, Larry Balsamo, Daniel Barclay, Virginia Boynton, William Combs, Darrell Dykstra, David Egler, Gordon Kirk, Nicholas Pano, Robert Sutton and Thomas Watkins.
Costs for the conference are $45 for professionals, $15 for full-time students who want to attend the luncheon and $5 for full-time students not attending the luncheon.
To register by the April 20 deadline, call WIU's Non-Credit Programs at 309/298-1911 for a registration form. Forms may be faxed to Non-Credit Programs at 309/298-2226.